The Scottish Government’s emergency Covid-19 bill could damage Scotland’s international reputation by relaxing freedom of information rights, the Scottish Information Commissioner has warned.
The number of annual inspections of sites regulated by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency fell by a quarter over the last five years, prompting concerns about pollution.
A sport shooting group has come under fire from politicians and campaigners after labelling people opposed to trophy hunting as “unsophisticated”.
The number of times tasers were deployed by Police Scotland has risen sharply, with senior officers pledging to make sure they are "available in all our communities all of the time."
Lobbyists acting for the housing industry have demanded continued Help to Buy subsidies from the Scottish Government, despite criticism that the cash simply inflates house prices.
A chicken slaughterhouse in Coupar Angus owned by one of Scotland’s largest food processors has continually breached environmental regulations while plaguing locals with “gut wrenching” odours.
Two Scottish local authorities who spent over £42,000 of funds meant for the “common good” on boozy receptions have been accused of delivering a "kick in the teeth for hard working families".
Critics say Common Good Funds should be used exclusively for community benefit as we reveal councils used cash to fund foreign flights.
An £1,800 fine imposed on a Tory dark money trust is "derisory" and "an advert to break the rules", say politicians and campaigners.